Here are some quick and easy answers to the questions our partners ask the most.
Equity for All – Target Foundation invests in organizations based in the Minneapolis-St Paul area that are working to address the specific systemic and structural barriers facing under resourced and underserved communities. Learn more about our hometown focus area
Financial Security & Empowerment – Target Foundation invests in organizations that are building financial security and individual empowerment in communities across the U.S. Learn more about our national focus area
Sustainable Livelihoods – Target Foundation invests in organizations that are improving economic opportunities for families in emerging economies to sustain themselves and their communities. Learn more about our global focus area
*A public agency is an organization established and primarily funded by the United States government such as public schools, libraries and other government agencies. A public agency must be able to provide a valid Government affirmation letter or have a valid NCES number.
For details on specific funding guidelines, please refer to the funding criteria and process outlined within each focus area.
Target Foundation does not make grants to:
Target Foundation programs vary. For specific information, please refer to the funding criteria and process outlined within each focus area.
No. Only financial grants are available through the Target Foundation. Requests for gift cards should be made at your local Target store.
To request a charitable contribution, your organization must be a federally tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, an accredited school, or a public agency located in the United States of America or one of its protectorates.
Note: A public agency is an organization established and primarily funded by the United States government such as public schools, public libraries, public parks, and law enforcement agencies. A public agency must be able to provide a valid Government affirmation letter or have a valid NCES number.
The following are types of requests we do not support:
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No, Target only accepts applications online.
You may access submitted applications to reference at any time via this link and logging into your account. You can only access new applications during the open grant cycle timing.
For non-profit organizations, the organization budget refers to the average amount of funds raised each year to run the organization. Schools need to include the overall annual budget for the school. We understand this varies by year, so please refer to your organization's previous year budget as a point of reference.
We understand that these categories are not mutually exclusive and that they are generally estimates. We hope that you will focus on the primary groups served by the organization and adjust the numbers accordingly.
Please do not mail any grant requests. Only online applications will be considered.
Resources are available at Target.com/marketingresources to help you promote your partnership with us. (No need to include the "www" if typing the address.) Please identify us as "Target" if you choose to produce announcements or articles in recognition of your grant.
Target grants are non-transferable. If a grant was provided to one organization or school, the grant may not be transferred to a new school or organization.
As long as the recipient school/organization can administer the program as described in the grant application, then the grant should stay at that organization. If they aren't able or willing to administer the program or if the organization or school has closed, then the grant check needs to be returned to Target.
Regretfully, we are unable to provide full funding support for your program at this time. We receive many more grant requests than we are able to fund. We wish you success in securing additional financial support for your program.
After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation. After Target reviews your application, you will receive notification indicating whether your grant request has been approved or declined.
Click the contact's name in the contact information section of the application. Edit as necessary or delete the person by clicking the "Delete Contact" button. Click the "Save and Proceed" button.
No, your application is not saved automatically. To ensure no application data is lost, please click on the "Save and Proceed" button at the bottom of each application page.
Go to Cybergrants.com and login with the email address and password that was used to create the application. Under 'Applications Requiring Action,' at the bottom of the Welcome Page, look for the application you wish to continue. Click the 'Continue' link next to that application.
Once the application is completed online, you will need to click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the last page of the application to submit your application electronically on the internet. Once your application has been submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you used to create your online grant application account. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book (or friendly senders) to ensure that these messages arrive in your inbox.
You may receive a program evaluation survey following the end of your program. The evaluation will focus on outputs such as the number of people served and marketing activities. If your Target-funded program requires a program evaluation, Target will send an online link with instructions; there is no need to proactively reach out for the evaluation.
If you’d like to send a thank you note, please send it to your local Target Store, attention of the Store Team Leader (store manager). The local team enjoys hearing how our giving programs help in their community.
You are able to update this information through your online grant application account. Log in using the email address you used to create the account. Once you’ve logged in, select the “Change Email/Password” link and follow the prompts.